Obama's Battleground Headache: North Carolina

We are a long way from Election Day 2012, but North Carolina is becoming a headache for President Obama. The AP's Mitch Weiss has more:

Once a bright spot for President Barack Obama, North Carolina is now more like a political migraine less than four months before Democrats open the party's national convention in Charlotte.

The causes are plenty.

Labor unions, a core Democratic constituency, are up in arms. Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue isn't running for re-election; Democrats say she was likely to lose. The state Democratic Party is in disarray over an explosive sexual harassment scandal. Voters recently approved amending the state constitution to ban gay marriage, a position that runs counter to Obama's. And unemployment in the state remains persistently high.

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published this page in In The News 2012-05-12 12:23:15 -0400
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